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Is breakfast really so important?

Breakfast, moreover, makes people fat. Contrary to myth, people who eat breakfast do not eat markedly less at lunch, so the calories they eat at breakfast will only add to their total calorie intake.


Moreover, many people report that eating breakfast prompts them to snack both mid-morning and mid-afternoon.


Nothing like starting off a day with some whole grain oats, vitamins, and nutrients. I mean surely nobody has anything bad to say about the most important meal of the day. Well, let's dive in.



Breakfast seems pretty non-controversial, but ask someone who has it every day to just skip it? No way. Sorry, I like my quick keto bread, with some crispy bacon & a tiny bit of cottage cheese. Besides, there’s all this news about how breakfast is good for your health. I mean, except when there’s all this other news about how it's not.




Now, most of these headlines claim to be based on the results of scientific studies, so what's going on with this back-and-forth research? The most recent study that headlines went wild with claims that skipping breakfast leads to heart disease. The study examined the health and diets of around 4,000 middle-aged bank workers...which might be because a Spanish bank was partly funding the study. The researchers found that those who did not eat breakfast had more plaque in their arteries, putting them at higher risk for heart disease. But, looking more closely, there are some caveats to the study. Like, only 3% of the participating bank workers self-reported as having skipped breakfast entirely. And all the data was gathered by having the participants self-report on what and when they had been eaten over the previous 15 days.



Now, I don't know about you, but I don't even remember what I was eating last night. The lead researcher of the study also admits that the results aren't directly related to eating breakfast per se. It has more to do with what happens when someone skips breakfast. He said that skipping breakfast disrupts the body's internal clock, prompting people to consume more calories throughout the later part of the day than they normally would.


But other researchers have said that there doesn't seem to be anything in this particular study that provides evidence for that theory of us consuming more calories later if we skip breakfast.

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Now let's see what Dr. Berg has to say on this topic.



Here is the main problem, when you eat, you stimulate insulin. And, insulin creates a lot of issues not just with slowing your metabolism over time, but it sets you up for other blood sugar problems. So intermittent fasting is very important.


So if you eat breakfast you are going to stimulate your metabolism, you are going to increase your enzymes and all these different activities. Well, what you are really doing is like I said before, you are increasing insulin. And, insulin actually slows your metabolism, it stops your fat burning. So keep in mind that eating your breakfast will not increase your metabolism, it slows it.


Also, once you eat, you are breaking the fast. All night long you are in a fasted state, and you are burning fat, your brain is being fed ketones hopefully, and then you decide to eat, and you break the fast. So you raise insulin and basically remove the benefits of fasting. You are going to stop autophagy (recycling action of your cells), we also stop the new brain cells from forming, and you stop the anti-inflammatory effect



If you are consuming the typical breakfast foods like cereals or orange juice, toast, pancakes, waffles, fruit, sweet yogurt, and that type of foods. What's going to happen is you are going to create up a nice big spike in insulin, and it's going to come down about 90 min later, and you are going to be starving right before lunchtime. Not to mention craving sweets. And then because our blood sugars now are going up and down, you are going to notice also that at night you are going to crave the wrong foods.



So those people that crave at night usually are eating too many carbs in the morning or too many carbs the day before. So just make a mental note of that. If you are not hungry, don't eat!

Ride the wave for as long as you can and then maybe have your meal right at noon, that could be your first meal. You are going to feel much better and then add just one more meal for dinner. You are going to be really impressed not just with how much weight you lose, but you are going to have so many benefits of just doing that fasting from the last meal all the way until lunch the next day.




 



The bottom line is if you love breakfast, load up on the bacon & keto goodness, and if you don't, enjoy that sweet 30 min of extra sleep in the morning. From our comprehensive research, it seems as there is no real scientific proof to back either lifestyle. So you should probably ignore the headlines and do whatever works for you, after all, it's your body.





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